Former boxing champion, Bash Ali has called out the government of Lagos State for inviting American former World Heavyweight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield for an exhibition-boxing bout in the State.
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had as part of the 50th year anniversary of the creation of Lagos State invited Holyfield, a five-time World Cruiserweight and Heavyweight boxing champion, for a scheduled boxing match with a former governor of the state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Bash Ali, a former cruiser weight champion went on his Facebook page to blast the government that he would have been invited for the boxing showcase instead of the American because of his contribution to the economy of Lagos and Nigeria.
Bash Alli (OON) wrote:
WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY COUNTRY, NIGERIA?
I was born and raised in Lagos. I am a world boxing champion. I have contributed to the economic growth of Nigeria through sport and i was rewarded with the highest national honor ever given to a Nigerian athlete, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON). American former world boxing champion, Evander Holyfield is in Lagos as a special guest of the government to celebrate Lagos at 50 and i am not invited. THE LABOR OF OUR HEROES PAST SHALL NEVER BE IN VAIN…..LOL.